MRS. MIKE by Benedict & Nancy Freedman


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The Literary Guild selection for March should have a good deal of interest for older boys and girls, in contrast to the machinemade novels of the bulk market. The story of Kathy, brought up in Boston, and of her romance with Sergeant Mike of the Mounties, is told against a background of Calgary, back in 1907, a country in all its rawness, terror and fascination of the frontier. At 16, Kathy married Sergeant Mike and they went by dogsled caravan to Hudson's Hope. There, on Indian land, she found that Indian customs were practically a cataclysm, that toothpulling, pregnancy and a forest fire added lessons the hard way. A tightwoven Northern life tapestry is rent when an epidemic takes her two children, but a visit back to Boston restored her values and she returned to Mike, and the North, knowing that there lay her life. The story carries through to 1918. It has the feel of the factual books and skips custom-tailored plotting.

Pub Date: Feb. 28th, 1947
ISBN: 0425183238
Publisher: Coward, McCann